The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it.

SUNDAY REWIND: Moving from product management into product strategy

Mind the Product

In this weeks’ Sunday Rewind, we look back to when product leader, Becky Yelland, provided some advice on transitioning into product strategy [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Moving from product management into product strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Going global: How to implement a product localization strategy

Mind the Product

In this article, we will discuss what product localization is, why it's important, and how to implement this strategy in your business. [.] Read more » The post Going global: How to implement a product localization strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

The map below shows the strategy tools I find helpful to make effective product strategy decisions. As the Strategy Map above shows, you should be aware of the overall business and product portfolio strategy in order to make the right strategic product decisions, as these provide the necessary context. The Strategy Map can help you check if you have any strategy blind spots. The post A Strategy Map appeared first on Roman Pichler.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

Strategies for managing cross-functional teams

Mind the Product

More importantly, how do you manage them for successful outcomes? Read more » The post Strategies for managing cross-functional teams appeared first on Mind the Product. How do you foster a culture of ownership, accountability, trust, and openness in cross-functional teams?

Product Management Can’t Overcome A Lack of Strategy

The Product Coalition

Strategy before everything. product-management productBefore structure, before process, and before product. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Alive Strategy vs Dead Strategy

ProductPlan

Product Strategy is Important. One of the most important roles of a product manager (PM) is setting the product strategy. The strategy, by way of a roadmap, is the document that drives team alignment. That is when the strategy is truly alive when you can see it in action.

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy: What’s the Difference?

ProductPlan

Even among experienced product professionals, a common misconception in business holds that product strategy and business strategy mean the same thing. Product professionals need to understand the distinction between business strategy vs. product strategy.

Slack: A Product Led Growth Strategy Case

The Product Coalition

They kept their model away from traditional sales-led growth through product innovation, customer experience and still managed to be best-in-class. The brief background, in the beginning, might have given an idea for solving the differentiation strategy cases.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting.

How to Improve Product Adoption: Proven Strategies for Product Managers

Apptentive

Product adoption is a key piece of any successful customer acquisition strategy or onboarding program. Combine these product adoption strategies with a mobile feedback solution like Apptentive, and you’ll see increased customer lifetime value in no time.

Demystifying Product Strategy by Amy Zima

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Amy Zima, the Principal Product Manager at Spotify, aims to demystify the process involved in creating a strategy, offering a case study and sharing lessons learned. The word strategy can inspire fear or awe in product managers, says [.].

If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Proficientz

The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that you know how to monetize your vision and execute a strategy that grows revenue, wallet share and customer retention. Product Strategy In the Ideal World…. Don’t get me wrong.

AIOps Strategy and Management

eG Innovations

Establishing an AIOps Strategy in 3 Practical Steps. This blog covers how to establish your AIOps strategy in just three steps. Any AIOps strategy depends upon the quality and quantity of the data available to learn from. Cloud Monitoring application performance management clou

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. As helpful as it is to create a product strategy, it is not enough.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders. It’s distinct from the product strategy : The business strategy states how the company will be successful, whereas the product strategy describes how a product will achieve success, as the following picture illustrates. Elements of an Effective Business Strategy.

Atomic Product Strategy, By Rob Hayes

Mind the Product

Every team needs a product strategy. The Business Model Canvas, Bootstrap or Atomic Design – it seems like everyone from MBAs to developers to designers seems to have a framework to structure their strategy, except for product managers.

Finding a Framework for Strategy Insights

Mind the Product

Having the right insights is a critical component in creating a strategy. While this is very obvious and widely mentioned in every piece of strategy advice, the truth is that there are no resources that detail how to generate them.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

The Basics of Penetration Pricing Strategy

ProductPlan

What Is a Penetration Pricing Strategy? Penetration pricing strategy involves having a solid understanding of what the market will tolerate. There are five key pricing strategies: price skimming, premium pricing, economy pricing, bundle pricing, and penetration pricing.

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Product Bookshelf

Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. The big idea: Strategy is not goal-setting, vision creation, or agreeing on principles and aspirations. With a good strategy, you can overcome the critical issues your product faces.

Creating Your User Adoption Strategy

UserIQ

CS Management & StrategyThe customer journey starts and ends with successful product adoption — or the lack thereof. If a user never finds value in your SaaS product, whether they'll churn is less of an "if" situation and more of "when.".

An Organic Farm Startup Onboarding Strategy

The Product Coalition

I have some takeaways and learnings to share that I covered as a coach for their onboarding strategy. In the first meeting, I was assured that clarity on goal, strategy, the partnership was missing. What are those 8 dimensions for startup onboarding strategy?

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” This didn’t sit well with the CTO because in reality he didn’t want a strategy, he wanted a plan. This is the way we were taught to think about Product Strategy. Most companies fall into the trap of thinking about Product Strategy as a plan to build certain features and capabilities. To create a backend system that will allow the sales team to manage their leads.” “To Product Strategy Animation.

Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

I keep seeing managers confuse the strategic and tactical. Worse, many of these managers also want business agility. Strategy Occurs At Several Levels. Product strategy, to define the value the products offer to the product's users/customers. Define Each Product Strategy.

Modus Product Management and Strategy Practice

Modus Create

Product management teams are overwhelmed. The root cause: there is no universal definition of what product management is, and as generalists, product managers end up doing everything. We believe that product strategy is at the heart of every successful digital product.

A Product Strategy is NOT just a Vision and Roadmap

The Product Coalition

You have a strategy AND a roadmap, they’re two different things. leadership product-strategy startup product-leadership product-managementContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Four Effective Strategies for B2B Product Managers

The Product Coalition

product-manager-indonesia product-management product-management-skills startup-life product-managerHow to properly answer client problems Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Developing your product strategy and communicating your product roadmap is a continual improvement process. The post 4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” Product ManagementWhen I replay this scene in my head, I can hear the CTO very audibly yelling (slash pleading) with our product team. He was on edge. We had been experimenting towards a very concrete goal for two months, and had made a lot of progress. We […].

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Denise Hemke, VP, Analytics Product Management and Strategy at Workday

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? I learned it was the perfect mix of customer interactions, strategy, and engineering.

Creating a Product Roadmap is Easy

Speaker: Shardul Mehta, VP of Product Management, Amwell

As a product manager, it is our job to drive sustainable business growth. And one of the chief ways we do that is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. Thanks to these roadmaps, everyone knows what we’re working on now vs. later, where we’re headed, and how we’re getting there. Fail at making this map, and you sacrifice not only your own credibility, but the credibility of the entire company. The bad news? Product managers rarely have the time to adequately prepare. The good news? While we should absolutely do the research and analysis needed to craft a proper roadmap, we actually don’t need to wait until it’s completed. We can actually do both in parallel. And what’s more is that once you can do that, product roadmapping becomes easy. Join Shardul Mehta, VP of Product Management, American Well, and learn how to master the intricacies of any product roadmap.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 4

280 Group

Management is doing things right. Product Management is a unique role because Product Managers have all the responsibility for a product’s success yet no formal authority. Are you stepping up and being a Product Management leader in your job?

Understanding and Implementing Customer Retention Strategies

UserIQ

CS Management & StrategyCustomer retention: Your company needs it as much as new sales. And your customer success team is graded on it.

Creating a Product Strategy – Is it Worth the Effort?

Proficientz

Is creating a product strategy worth the effort? Creating a product strategy isn’t easy for product managers. Make the exercise of creating a product strategy more about customer outcomes than product success and it becomes a pretty simple exercise.

What Is A SaaS Product Growth Strategy? [Examples Included]

Userpilot

Is a SaaS product growth strategy essential to a modern business’s survival? What SaaS product growth strategies can you implement to get there? That's exactly what we'll cover in this article: what is a SaaS product growth strategy and what are the main growth strategy types.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.